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Dave Buemi Joins Empower Energies as VP, Business Development

Posted by Michael Wright on September 17, 2015


Seventeen-Year Clean Energy Business Development Veteran Enhances Leadership Team at High-Growth, Multi-Technology Energy Solutions Provider

FREDERICK, MD – September 17th, 2015 – Empower Energies, Inc., a leading Clean Energy Project Solutions company, announced that Dave Buemi has joined the organization as Vice President, Business Development. Buemi brings a 17-year track record of renewable energy success across the commercial, industrial and government sectors, enhancing an already strong leadership team with high-growth qualifications.

Buemi leads the company’s business development activities for a broad range of markets, including: Hospitals, universities, municipalities and schools, where he is responsible for all business and project development activities for the organization’s integrated renewable energy offer. Further, he plays a significant role with Empower’s many co-development partners, as well as in the identification, diligencing, and consummation of strategic mergers and acquisitions.

He will also take a lead role in the deployment of Empower’s DG Growth Engine, providing a full, differentiated suite of capital and other services for the developers and EPC firms with which Empower partners to bring projects online.

“Dave brings a rare combination of technical savvy, operational know-how and emotional intelligence that immediately adds value for Empower as we continue to take our integrated renewable energy offer to market,” said Empower Energies CEO Len Jornlin. “Throughout his career, Dave’s unique skill set has cultivated the kind of business relationships that have contributed at a core level to the success of high-growth companies. We’ll lean on his proven leadership skills to build our business solutions team, driving customer value and scale.”

“The energy industry is going through a major transition. Load-producing companies, governments and municipalities, and institutional entities are all now becoming energy generators, connected to a much more ‘transactive’ grid infrastructure,” Buemi said. “What brought me to Empower is the company’s innovative suite of distributed generation and optimization technologies that enable our customers to plug into this rapidly transforming energy grid. Ultimately, this can significantly lower a customer’s energy line-item costs compared to stand-alone solutions. This is especially true with the low-cost financing options that we can offer.”

Buemi has already enjoyed a distinguished career in the solar energy and related sustainability fields. Most recently he served as Vice President, Commercial and Government Business Development, at Gehrlicher Solar America, where he sold 38MW of distributed generation projects, developed and implemented a federal market strategy that won inclusion in a $7 billion renewable energy Army contract, and co-led diversification efforts in energy storage & microgrids resulting in a 19MW storage pipeline.

Previously, he was Senior Director, Business Development, with Suniva, Inc., where he built a project pipeline of 85MW, including a 20MW EXIM Bank financing project. Prior to that experience, Buemi was Founder and President at Prescient Marketing, LLC, an Annapolis, Maryland-based consulting firm focused on solar, financial and government entities where he worked with companies throughout the solar industry supply chain.

“Dave’s addition to the Empower Energies team again reflects our commitment to deliver a unique value proposition for the markets we serve,” Jornlin concluded. “His vision, experience with multiple renewable energy solutions, and proven concept-to-commissioning capabilities further enhance the timely, innovative offer we provide for partners, customers and investors alike."

About Empower Energies
Empower Energies, Inc., with offices in Frederick, Maryland and Troy, Michigan, is a clean energy portfolio solutions provider focused on applying the right mix of Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Solar and Energy Optimization Solutions – with financing – to meet the profitability, resiliency and sustainability objectives of municipalities, universities, schools, and hospitals, as well as multi-facility commercial and industrial organizations, such as General Motors, both in the United States and internationally. More information about Empower Energies can be found at


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